Laurel — Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has come up with a plan that will relocate bison to Fort Belknap and Fort Peck Indian reservations. This will please farmers and ranchers in other parts of the state who were fearful of what might be done with the bison which might carry brucellosis, a disease that causes miscarriage in other animals. The FWP move will please Native Americans who have long felt that buffalo were part of their rich heritage and the traditional western heritage.
Laurel — Terry Leonard's Christmas display has become part of Havre's heritage. He and many other Havreites have done a great job of making the holiday season come alive. Congrats to all the people who take the time, effort and expense to decorate their homes in such a fine manner.
Dart — Havre seems to be getting the short end of the stick when it comes to football telecasts. Havreites took part in the statewide effort to convince ESPN to work with Bresnan/Optimum to get University of Montana and Montana State games televised this weekend. We would have preferred a free broadcast, but, OK, we'll settle for a pay-for-view arrangement if that's the best we can get. But now we are told that Havre is not included in that deal. The game will still be blacked out in this area. We can't get the telecasts for love nor money. What's up?
Laurel — Beaver Creek Park is a natural wonder and a treasure for Hill County. Taxpayers do their best to keep the park in ship-shape, but there is only so much taxpayers can do. Now, a group, Friends of Beaver Creek Park, is being formed to raise money and encourage public support for the historic park. That's good news for all the people who want to see the park prosper for future generations
Laurel — The Christmas season is a time to give of yourself. Many area residents have been giving their time and talents to many of the holiday activities in the area. A lot of people pitched in for area Christmas activities. In Chinook, folks helped out for the successful Parade of Lights, while others did their part in the first Festival of Trees, which raised $8,000. In Havre, a host of people worked for the annual Community Tree Lighting ceremony and more will be contributing to the Fourth Annual Festival of Trees tonight. Thanks to all.